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Home Office Details

Since starting my own business – see the details HERE – I spend my days at the computer at home, so having a space where I feel inspired is important to me.

I have found that the most important factor for having a productive home office is to have a designated workspace. A place other than the kitchen table, the sofa, or the bed (anyone who works from home can attest they’ve sent plenty of emails from the comfort of their PJ’s). Even if you live in a small apartment, prioritize space for a small table or desk that will be used solely for work. It will dramatically help separate your “home” from your “office.” People who work from home often have a difficult time separating work hours from their non-work hours (guilty) because it’s so easy to keep at it late into the night.

Having a source of inspiration in your work place is absolutely essential. It could be a picture of the dream vacation you’re saving for. Or perhaps it’s a quote that you love that motivates you to work. Whatever your inspiration is, make it visible in your workspace as a constant affirmation of why you’re doing what you’re doing.

Design Organize

10 Creative Uses for Pegboard

I’ve had this thing for pegboard lately. The organization is key to life. Well, my life anyway! Since I took the plunge into my own business [ you can see what I do here ] I am in need of some items to keep me in line. I wrote about my love & need for an organizational notepad, but pegboards seem to spring up lately on Pinterest – and I can’t help but take notice.

Pegboards are clean and functional, and if creatively used in the right way – it just works. I love the clean white look, so naturally, it fits. Pegboard is used in many different ways – not just in an office! I’ve included 10 creative uses for pegboard in this post. In the nursery? Yes! In the garage? Yes! Over the bed? Yes!


What a great way to easily create a gallery wall. It’s easy to change up whenever you please. I have always wanted to create a gallery wall SOMEWHERE, but never sure exactly how I would want it. Look – problem solved! Thanks, Design Sponge for this gallery wall pegboard.

A nursery (I would think) would need a TON of organization. Not that I’m a mom, but if I were – I would need all the help I could get. This nursery pegboard even can organize diapers. SOLD.

 nursery pegboard

I love kitchen pegboard idea for so many reasons, but mainly for the fake plants. Hallelujah. I have come to realize over the last year that I really do have a brown thumb. But – I’m ok with that. Bring on the fake plants that look good year round.

Yellow + Black + White organized Pegboard. What a great color combo. Everything so nice and orderly. Hang calendars. Hang Craft Tools. Hang plants.

Yellow + Black + White organized Pegboard

With this kitchen pegboard, you would be able to move all cookware and utensils to easy access on the wall. No more struggling to pull a pan out of the cupboard now.

kitchen pegboard

Bright and colorful. This yellow pegboard is just the pop this little desk needed. Better Homes & Gardens always has the best home decor designs. Pegboards included.


A unique (cut-it-yourself) pegboard letter by Rue Rococo. Perhaps we need to make an “F” for Floss (come next summer that is!)

A sideboard with pegboard doors. Genius. This is from Home Base Collections (I absolutely love). Creative and a cheap solution for doors.


Workspace Pegboard Station: This space is so versatile and the colors are exactly what I would want in my own office.

This copper headboard pegboard has got me swooning. What a great addition to this bedroom. I’m tellin’ ya – pegboards can be used in a hundred different ways.


Have you ever thought about using a pegboard for organizing? Would you try any of these ideas?

Lifestyle Organize

Trending: Coffee Carts

Coffee Carts: a new trend that I’m excited to try out in our kitchen. I wanted to create a happy coffee corner, because let’s face it, making coffee & tea is usually the only thing I am making in the kitchen. It’s pretty close to the intended use of a bar cart…but more fitting for JJ and I, as we definitely consume a lot more coffee than we do alcohol. I already showed JJ these photos and he’s on board with the idea, so now we just need to find the right cart!

Coffee Carts

I gotta give credit to A Beautiful Mess for piquing my interest in coffee carts. They wrote this great inspiring post, and then posted photos of their own coffee cart here (Its the one pictured above)

Coffee Carts

So, now I’m on the hunt for just the right bar cart (at the right price). Do you know of any great ones under $100?